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  • Boy, 7, bitten by Lake Pontchartrain shark

    August 9, 2014 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 7-year-old New Orleans boy injured while swimming with his family in southeast Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain is believed to have been bitten by a shark. It happened Friday afternoon in the huge body of brackish water, which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico north of... more »
  • Small Coastal Shark Season Opens Jan. 1

    December 31, 2010 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 2011 season for small non-sandbar coastal sharks in Louisiana state waters will open Jan. 1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham announced the new season Thursday. The 2010 season closed in November. The shark group is composed of bonnethead, Atlantic sharpnose,... more »
  • Human Remains Found in Stomach of Shark

    September 7, 2010 5:09 PM

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Bahamian police said Tuesday they are trying to identify human remains found in the stomach of a tiger shark caught off the Exuma islands. Forensic investigators were conducting DNA tests on the two legs, two arms and severed torso found inside the 12-foot (3.6-meter) shark, said... more »
  • Second Shark found in Atchafalaya Basin

    July 2, 2010 7:36 PM

    Another shark is found in the Achafalaya basin and fisherman can't make sense of it. Wilven Hayes of Henderson says he's been fishing since he was six-years-old and never caught a shark until this week when he reeled in two. Hayes pulled in a five-footer Wednesday and on... more »
  • Shark Caught in Atchafalaya Basin

    June 30, 2010 11:39 PM

    An Acadiana fisherman made quite the catch on the Atchafalaya Basin near Lake Warner, reeling in a five foot Bull Shark. "A shark is about the most unusual thing in freshwater I've caught," exclaimed 76 year old Wilven Hayes. After getting the shark out of his net, Hayes... more »
  • Whale Shark Vulnerable To Oil Spill

    May 19, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The world's biggest fish may be highly vulnerable to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and one of its favorite feeding grounds is in the area of the spill. Whale sharks feed on the surface, sucking plankton, fish eggs and small fish into their mouths. Surface... more »

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